Founded in 2000 and a public company since 2017, ForeScout is the leader in cyber-security solutions with over 3,100 customers in 80 countries around the world.
As a public company with a fast growing book of business, the demand on sales and finance operations has grown exponentially since Forescout’s early days.
Since 2013, the company has used Anaplan to support their connected planning strategy. As a logical next step they wanted to include data from their source systems like Salesforce, NetSuite and Namely into their planning system. The integration solution had to be easy to maintain, scalable, and ideally leverage pre-existing custom reports and views that are maintained by the business owners from each of the respective applications. What technology can bring all this together?
Presto! Now it is done
While there are plenty of solutions to integrate raw data of source systems, they generally require a good deal of coding and technical prowess. OneCloud on the other hand is a point-and-click solution that allows ForeScout to use their existing application reports and avoid any complicated integration work. OneCloud is 100% code free with out-of-the-box functionality for a multitude of enterprise performance applications. In the end, OneCloud made it easy for ForeScout to leverage the existing reports as data sources and build a fully automated and integrated solution.
“Source data requests often take weeks to coordinate with the respective system administrators. With OneCloud I can manage the integration myself by simply pointing OneCloud to the end-user built reports and supply this content directly to Anaplan," said Will Lederer of ForeScout. Will further explains "It is literally just that - for example, build a simple OneCloud Chain to point to a Salesforce custom report that directly provides data into Anaplan. Once the chain is built, schedule and run. I love how easy it is."
Super Responsive and Agile Planning
Now, ForeScout's connected planning initiative is really taking flight as time is spent creating great plans to expand business opportunities rather than working on tedious data integration issues. ForeScout estimates time and resources have been reduced by 30% using OneCloud. ForeScout will be adding new integrations that they never attempted before due to the complexity and time required. The biggest benefit is the efficiency in an ever-changing landscape. Will Lederer closes by saying: "We are implementing future integrations in such a way that refreshing reporting and planning data will be dynamic, rather than weekly or monthly. OneCloud replaces the person's time spent to update data hourly, daily, or on an ad-hoc basis. We're reaching one of our main initiatives, near real-time connected planning, with OneCloud."
Future Systems Integrated
Leader in cyber-security solutions with over 3,100 customers in 80 countries around the world.
Sales Operations & Finance
Decreased time and resources spent on manual integration
Managed by non-IT staff
Improved operational and business processes
Current Systems Integrated
Easy sharing of data between critical business systems via end-user owned custom reports to enhance operational planning
Data feeds from various systems were hard to access and required extensive coordination when updates were required
Batch interfaces provide limited visibility and control
"With OneCloud I can easily create and manage my integrations across all the systems that support our sales and finance operations. I get more done with less effort"
-Will Lederer, ForeScout Technologies
Integrated Finance & Sales Planning with OneCloud
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Publish Date: 12.02.2018
Rev no: 01